Coco Jones

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Coco Jones
Coco Jones 2012.jpg
Coco Jones in 2012
Born Courtney Jones
(1998-01-04) January 4, 1998 (age 18)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Residence Lebanon, Tennessee
Occupation Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active 2005–present
Known for Let It Shine
Parent(s) Mike Jones
Javonda Jones
Website www.therealcocojones.com
Musical career
Genres Pop, R&B, dance
Instruments Vocals
Labels Hollywood (2012–14)

Courtney "Coco" Jones (born January 4, 1998[1]) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She was born in Columbia, South Carolina, but raised in Lebanon, Tennessee. Jones rose to prominence starring in the Disney Channel film, Let It Shine. Jones was featured on Radio Disney's Next Big Thing, or N.B.T.. Jones was formerly signed with Hollywood Records, Jones released her debut single "Holla at the DJ," followed by her extended play, Made Of.

Early life[edit]

Raised in Lebanon, Tennessee to former NFL player Mike Jones and session vocalist Javonda Jones,[2] Jones began singing at a very young age. Her first stage performance was at the age of six when she performed "America the Beautiful" to a crowded auditorium of parents at her kindergarten graduation. At the age of nine, she met with the casting heads for Disney. After that, she became an actor and songwriter. In 2006, she competed on Radio Disney, where she became known for her song "Real You".[2]

Career[edit]

2006–12: Coco Jones and acting[edit]

In 2011, she guest-starred on the Disney Channel's So Random!.[3] In 2009, she was chosen to perform live on "The Most Talented Kids" episode of the Maury Povich Show. In 2010, Her self-titled debut CD, Coco Jones, which led to her concert series, UBU-STOP THE BULLYING; her songs embraced a platform of positive values and strong self-esteem. In 2012, she performed at the 2012 NAACP Awards Nominees Luncheon. Jones was showcased as the youngest artist on the Bleve Records compilation CD, My First Ride, benefiting the Let It Shine, where Jones played the role of "Roxie." The movie was the most watched DCOM and most watched movie of the year for kids and tweens in 2012.[4][5] It Shine, "Around The Block" and "Joyful Noise".[3][6]

2013–present: Made Of and debut album[edit]

Jones was in the recording studio with Grammy-nominated producer Rob Galbraith, co-writing and recording all-new original music.[2] Jones' debut single "Holla at the DJ" premiered on Radio Disney on December 6, with its release on iTunes the next day. The video for the track premiered on the Disney Channel on December 12, with a premiere on VEVO just afterwards. Her extended play Made Of was released on March 12, 2013 .[7] Jones performed with Mindless Behavior at Radio Disney's Radio Disney Music Awards, and took home an award for "Funniest Celebrity Take."

In May 2013, Jones returned to the studio to work on another album with David Banner, Julie Frost, Ester Dean, and Jukebox. In January 2014, Jones was dropped from Hollywood Records, becoming an independent artist. On August 29, 2014, Jones released a lyric video for her debut independent single, "Peppermint".[8] It was officially released on iTunes on September 4, 2014, as the lead single of her debut studio album.[9]

Artistry[edit]

She possesses a three-octave mezzo-soprano vocal range. Her vocal range is (from A2 to F♯6). Jones has cited as her biggest musical influences some artists include Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Celine Dion, Etta James, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, CeCe Winans, and Mary J. Blige.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US
Heat

[10]
Coco Jones[11]
Made Of[12]
  • Released: March 12, 2013
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Hollywood
10
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Stand Up"[13] 2011 N/A
"What I Said"[A][15] 2012 Let It Shine
"Holla at the DJ"[16] Made Of
"Déjà Vu"[17] 2013
"World Is Dancing"[18]
"Glitter"[19]
(with Katie Armiger)
2014 N/A
"Peppermint"[20]
Let 'em Know"[21] 2015

Featured singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Flyin High"[22]
(MattyB featuring Coco Jones)
2014 N/A
"Slay"[B][24]
(Nia Sioux featuring Coco Jones)
2015 N/A

Other appearances[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart
positions[C]
Album
US
Kids
Dig
US
Pop
Dig
US
Rap
Dig
"Whodunit" (Adam Hicks feat. Coco Jones 2012 6 Shake It Up:
Live 2 Dance
"Don't Push Me"
"Guardian Angel" (Tyler James Williams feat. Coco Jones 2[26] 39 22 Let It Shine
"Me and You"(Tyler James Williams feat. Coco Jones 3 48 35
"Let It Shine"(Tyler James Williams feat. Coco Jones 8
"Who I'm Gonna Be"
"Good to Be Home"
"Around the Block" (Let It Shine cast feat. Coco Jones
"Joyful Noise" (Let It Shine cast feat. Coco Jones
"Christmas Night" Disney Channel
Holiday Playlist
"Freaky Freakend" 2013 Shake It Up:
I <3 Dance
"Lights All Over the World" Disney Holidays
Unwrapped

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Let It Shine Roxanne "Roxie" Andrews Television film
2016 Grandma's House Kimberley T. Zulkowski post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2011–12 So Random! Coco Blue Recurring Role
2012–13 Good Luck Charlie Kelsey Recurring Role (Season 3–4)
2014 The Exes Vanessa "Oh Brother Here Art Thou" (Season 4, Episode 5)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "What I Said" peaked at No. 4 on the Kid Digital Songs chart.[14]
  2. ^ "Slay" peaked at No. 21 on the R&B digital Songs chart.[23]
  3. ^ The charts positions come from "Billboard Search" : Enter Coco Jones in "Artist" section"[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About". Facebook. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c [1]. Radio Disney. Accessed 2012-06-07.
  3. ^ a b TheJust. "Interview with Coco Jones". Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Disney Channel’s ‘Let It Shine’ Divines 5.7 Million Viewers, Becomes #1 TV Movie of the Year with Kids and Tweens - Ratings - TVbytheNumbers.Zap2it.com". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tyler James Williams on Twitter: "5.7 million people watched #LetItShine last night. Incredible! Does that mean those same 5.7 million wanna help me wash clothes today?!"". Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Official YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Official VEVO". YouTube. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  8. ^ ""Peppermint" – Coco Jones (Official Lyric Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Coco's New Single 'Peppermint' Out Now!". Coco Jones. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Chart Search – Coco Jones". Billboard for Coco Jones. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Coco Jones – EP by Coco Jones". Allmusic. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Made Of – EP by Coco Jones". iTunes. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Stand Up by Coco Jones". iTunes. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  14. ^ Billboard http://www.billboard.com/biz/charts/2012-07-28/kid-digital-songs. Retrieved March 18, 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ "What I Said by Coco Jones". Allmusic. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Holla at the DJ by Coco Jones". Allmusic. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Déjà Vu by Coco Jones". iTunes. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Request "World Is Dancing" on Radio Disney NOW!". Coco Jones Official Website. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Glitter by Coco Jones & Katie Armiger". iTunes. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Peppermint – Single by Coco Jones". iTunes. 2014-09-04. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Let 'em Know – Single by Coco Jones". iTunes. 2014-09-04. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Flyin High by Coco Jones". iTunes. 2011-05-30. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  23. ^ Billboard http://www.billboard.com/biz/charts/2015-08-22/r-and-b-digital-songs. Retrieved March 18, 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  24. ^ "Slay by Coco Jones". iTunes. 2015-08-04. Retrieved August 8, 2015. 
  25. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f[0]=ss_bb_type%3Achart_item&type=4
  26. ^ http://www.billboard.com/biz/charts/2012-07-28/kid-digital-songs

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